So I have been using my Rotel RSP-1068 as my 2 channel pre/pro for a little while now.
I have an opportunity to pick up an Adcom GTP-500 for a pittance.
My conundrum is, which is going to be the better option for my 2 channel system?
I have always taken a minimalist mentality towards my 2 channel system so the Rotel was a break from the norm. The Rotel has a decent feature set but I just feel like there is too much to adjust to get a good neutral signal through to the amp.
The GTP also has a phono stage built in which would allow me to move my TT out of my HT system and into the 2 channel system.
I had a long discussion with my buddy who owns a local hi fi shop and he doesn't have a lot of experience with Adcom gear. But they carry Rotel. His opinion is that I won't find a better 2 channel pre/pro for under $300 than the Rotel. His suggestion was to skip the Adcom and invest in a standalone phono pre.
That gos against my minimalist attitude as well so I am not thoroughly confused as to which is going to be the best of the 2 options...
1. Sell the Rotel, buy the Adcom GTP-500
2. Skip the Adcom, keep the Rotel maybe pick up a Yaqin tube phono pre or a different inexpensive tube phono pre...
Help me Polkie Wan Kenobis...you're my only hope.